Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gillette Castle

William Gillette is best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage.  He was apparently quite the eccentric man, which is evident by his rather unusual house. 

This is the train that Mr. Gillette would ride in on his train track that ran around his property.  He apparently had 15 cats that he would take on his train and make them wear hats during their train ride. Weirrrrd.

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Though they are doing some work on the castle, this is exactly how it looked when he first built it…Like a bunch of crumbly rocks that are about to fall over at any moment.

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This is one of his secret doors that he would go through that would lead him to another part of his house.  He used this door to jump out at his guests to make his grand entrance.

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Kind of looks like the doors getting into Harry Potter…

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About to go through the railroad tunnel.

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Before we left, we stopped off at this pretty waterfall.

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